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acarsdec and vdlm2dec route mode

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:57 pm
by TLeconte
Hi

My https://github.com/TLeconte/acarsdec and https://github.com/TLeconte/vdlm2dec Linux sdr programs have now a "json route" output mode.
Ie : it ouputs a json line each time it achieve to find a full route for a flight.
Something like that :
{"timestamp":1543686856.200032,"flight":"BA2775","depa":"EGJJ","dsta":"EGKK"}
{"timestamp":1543687691.5268979,"flight":"BA491U","depa":"LXGB","dsta":"EGLL"}
{"timestamp":1543688965.284831,"flight":"DY009V","depa":"LFPG","dsta":"KJFK"}
Don't expect too much, I got ~ one hundred routes a day and agw tells me that acars routes are not always very reliable because pilots were not always entering the correct routes.
But It could be a start and a good source for routes after some post processing.

PS : you need a VHF antenna for acars ou vdl mode 2 reception